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Poster: Moongleam Date: Jun 21, 2013 6:10pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Is "The Ghost Ship" public domain? (Video-Cellar)

http://archive.org/details/TheGhostShip

The following things make it probable that this film is not in the public domain.

1. The copyright was apparently renewed:

THE GHOST SHIP, a photoplay in 7 reels
by RKO Radio Pictures. (C) 10Dec43;
L12442. RKO General, Inc. (PWH);
1Feb71; R499984.

2. It's an RKO film.

3. It's sold only by Warner, not by Alpha Video, etc.

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Poster: Video-Cellar Date: Jun 21, 2013 9:36pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Is 'The Ghost Ship' public domain? (Video-Cellar)

Add to that it has a valid copyright notice (screen cap attached.) It would appear to be "in copyright."

Attachment: Ghost_ship.jpg

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Poster: Moongleam Date: Jun 21, 2013 11:30pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Is 'The Ghost Ship' public domain? (Video-Cellar)

Thanks for the confirmation, Video-Cellar.

I posted a question in the Classic TV forum for you about the series "Window on Main Street" (1961--1962).

The episodes that I checked had no copyright renewals.